January 19, 2009

Chandni Chowk to China is a disaster

The year's first major release Chandni Chowk to China has proved to be a disaster at the box office. Audiences hated the film so much, some people even walked out of theatres mid-way.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.




Chandni Chowk To China

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Mithun
Director: Nikhil Advani
Akshay Kumar, cool action stunts.

Far too many to count.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Disaster.

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Ghajini

Cast: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan.
Director: A R Murugadoss.
Great performances, cool action.

Too long, Aamir's transition from the suave businessman to the ruthless killer is never explained.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Jumbo

Cast: Voices of Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Dimple Kapadia, Rajpal Yadav.
Director: Kompin Kemgumnird.
Good animation, cool voice-overs.

Predictable, contrived plot.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak
Director: Aditya Chopra.
Good performances.

Dated story told at a very slow pace, boring music.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Meerabai Not Out

Cast: Mandira Bedi, Eijaz Khan, Mahesh Manjrekar.
Director: Chandrakant Kulkarni.
Mandira Bedi.

Climax stretches too long, story drags as well.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dil Kabaddi

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Konkana Sen Sharma, Payal Rohatgi.
Director: Anil Senior.
Irrfan Khan.

Disjointed plot.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Maharathi

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Neha Dhupia, Tara Sharma.
Director: Onir
Brilliant cast, great story.

Lost in translation.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Oh My God

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Divya Dutta, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Sourabh Shrivastava.
Vinay Pathak, great story.

Weak supporting cast, shoddy camera work.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Sorry Bhai

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Sanjay Suri, Chitrangda Singh, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani
Director: Onir
Interestingly handled story, great acting from Sharman and Shabana.

Rushed climax; Chitrangda's character is disappointing.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Cast: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Exquisite attention to details.

Loud music.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Above Average.

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